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Call for Papers – German Development Economics Conference

We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming German Development Economics Conference scheduled for May 23-24, 2024, and hosted by Leibniz University Hannover. We are thrilled to announce that our keynote speakers for this year’s conference are Sandra Sequeira from the London School of Economics and Tavneet Suri from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

We invite you to submit your full papers for consideration. The submission period opens on December 1st, 2023, and concludes on February 15th, 2024. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by late March 2024.

Please find further information and the full Call for Papers here.

Förderpreis 2024 für praxisrelevante Entwicklungsforschung

Der Entwicklungsökonomische Ausschuss des Vereins für Socialpolitik vergibt in enger Kooperation mit der KfW Entwicklungsbank den Förderpreis 2024 für praxisrelevante Entwicklungsforschung.

Die aktuelle Ausschreibung finden Sie here. Für weitere Informationen klicken Sie bitte here.

2023 German Development Economics Conference

The 2023 German Development Economics conference took place on 1-2 June, 2023, and was hosted by the Technical University Dresden. The annual conference brings together international scholars and researchers of development economics and neighboring fields. Plenary sessions with keynote speakers, parallel sessions with contributed papers, and poster sessions will reflect the current state of research in development economics and provide a forum for exchange for researchers and practitioners.

Official conference welcome
Public panel at the Frauenkirche
Keynote Speakers

Michèle Tertilt (University of Mannheim)
Stelios Michalopoulos (Brown University)

Local Organizers

Christian Leßmann (Technical University Dresden).

Selection Committee

Axel Dreher (Heidelberg University), Andreas Fuchs (University of Göttingen), Michael Grimm (University of Passau), Isabel Günther (ETH Zürich), Krisztina Kis-Katos (University of Göttingen), Christian Leßmann (TU Dresden) and Matthias Schündeln (Goethe University Frankfurt).

Submission

The CfP closed on February 15.

Program

The program can be found here.

Doctoral Workshop 2022

The Doctoral Workshop 2022 of the Research Group on Development Economics of the German Economic Association was organized by Professor Tilman Brück (IGZ, HU Berlin & ISDC) and took place on September 22nd and 23rd, 2022 in Berlin, Germany. The workshop’s aim was to enable doctoral students to improve their ongoing research, advise them on the preparation of a refereed journal article, practice academic discussions and build informal networks.

Money, Methods and Morals: What are Development Economists up to?

Do you ask yourself where our discipline is heading? In a special issue of the Review of Development Economics, we want to debate the current trends and the future directions in development economics. This is an open call for submissions on research methods, ethics and finance. The co-editors are Anke Hoeffler and Reetika Khera.

Link to the call: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/14679361.

More information can be found here.

Awarding the 2022 Research Prize

The Research Group on Development Economics of the German Economic Association, in close cooperation with KfW Development Bank, awards the 2022 Research Prize for policy relevant research on developing countries. The objective is the promotion of dialogue between academia and practice as well as development research in the German-speaking area.

The prize for young researchers awards three German- or English-language doctoral theses in the field of development research in social sciences that combine scientific excellence and relevance for development policy. The independent committee selecting the winning theses consists of representatives from various scientific backgrounds and KfW Development Bank. The prize will be awarded at the next annual conference of the Research Group on Development Economics in Hohenheim on June 9th and 10th, 2022.

The submission window closed February 15th, 2022. For further information, please see the call for applications or the Research Prize page .

Doctoral Workshop 2021

The Doctoral Workshop 2021 of the Research Group on Development Economics of the German Economic Association was organized by Christian Lessmann from the TU Dresden and took place from 16-17 September 2021 in Dresden as well as online. The workshop’s aim was to enable doctoral students to improve their research, advise them on the preparation of a refereed journal article, practice academic discussions and build informal networks.

The program as well as further information on the event can be found here.

2021 German Development Economics Conference

The annual conference was held on 17-18 June 2021 and brought together more than 150 international scholars and researchers of development economics and neighboring fields. Plenary sessions with keynote speakers and parallel sessions with contributed papers reflected the current state of research in development economics and provided a forum for exchange for researchers and practitioners. Due to the COVID pandemic the event was held fully virtual.

Keynote Speakers
Anandi Mani (Oxford University)
Leonard Wantchekon (Princeton University)

Local Organizers
Dierk Herzer (HSU Hamburg), Jann Lay (GIGA Hamburg) and Rainer Thiele (IfW Kiel).

Selection Committee
Axel Dreher (Heidelberg University), Andreas Fuchs (University of Göttingen), Michael Grimm (University of Passau), Isabel Günther (ETH Zürich), Anke Hoeffler (University of Konstanz), Jann Lay (GIGA Hamburg), Matthias Schündeln (Goethe University Frankfurt) and Rainer Thiele (IfW Kiel).

Program

Next year the conference will be hosted by the University of Stuttgart-Hohenheim. The Call for Papers will be published in November/December this year.

Nachruf Prof. Stephan Klasen, PhD

Der Entwicklungsökonomische Ausschuss trauert um sein langjähriges Mitglied und ehemaligen Vorsitzenden Prof. Stephan Klasen, PhD. Stephan Klasen ist am 27.10.2020 nach langer, schwerer Krankheit in Göttingen gestorben. Er hat für den Ausschuss und die entwicklungsökonomische Forschung immenses geleistet und war uns allen stets ein überaus kluger und inspirierender Gesprächspartner und wunderbarer Freund.

Einen Nachruf finden Sie hier.

Artikel und Videos zum Nachwuchsförderpreis für Entwicklungsforschung der KfW und des Entwicklungsökonomischen Ausschuss veröffentlicht

Zum elften Mal hat die KfW Entwicklungsbank gemeinsam mit dem Entwicklungsökonomischen Ausschuss des Vereins für Socialpolitik (VfS) den Förderpreis für praxisrelevante Entwicklungsforschung verliehen. Mit dem Preis werden drei Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler ausgezeichnet, deren Doktorarbeiten wissenschaftliche Exzellenz und Praxisrelevanz auf herausragende Art vereinen.

Den gesamten Artikel sowie die Videos der drei Preisträgerinnen und Preisträger finden Sie hier.

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